Rights Available! 'The Last Laugh' Is 'Grace and Frankie' in a Book, History of FBI's Most Wanted

Lynn Freed's novel, along with John Tayman's 'The Wanted,' are both ripe for optioning.
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'The Last Laugh' by Lynn Freed

The Last Laugh (Sarah Crichton, July 3) by Lynn Freed
Agency: WME

Think The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel crossed with Grace and Frankie: Three self-identified "old bags" find their yearlong Greek vacation disturbed by past lovers and pesky family members who won't leave them alone.

The Wanted (Holt, 2019) by John Tayman
Agency: UTA

The best-selling author (The Colony) and Byliner co-founder’s history of the origin and evolution of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list from a 1949 newspaper publicity stunt to a real crime-fighting tool, told through seven cases, has multi-platform potential. Episodes include the stories of: the 13-year-old Minnesota boy who captured the first Top Ten fugitive in 1950; the lovesick coed-turned-kidnapper who became the first woman named to the list; the fugitive and the undercover agent caught up in the most disastrous sting operation in bureau history; and the agent who hunted down the first international terrorists to strike in America.

This story first appeared in the Aug. 16 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.